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I’m super excited about last month’s Runner’s World magazine. And I’m late in sharing it here but better late than never!

Running the World: Djibouti

Run the World

This story was a long, long time in coming, through many pitches and edits and months and even years. I originally wrote it at half the length but the editors decided Fathia was a fascinating person with an intriguing enough story that she needed almost double that.

I’m so proud of this young woman and this team. And I’m just a little happy about being published in Runners World (eee!)

If you haven’t already seen the article, check it out here:

Running the World: Djibouti

By |August 12th, 2016|Categories: africa, Running|Tags: , , |3 Comments


  1. Wendy August 12, 2016 at 9:10 am - Reply

    Very exciting. I enjoyed your article Rachel!

  2. Betsy August 13, 2016 at 2:16 am - Reply

    Rachel, this was so fun to read. Curious: did Fathia tell you the story in another language and you translated? Also curious to know your method of shaping the story based on the interview if you’d ever care to write about that process.

    • Rachel Pieh Jones August 27, 2016 at 6:46 am - Reply

      Fathia speaks wonderful English, which was really helpful for this piece!

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